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User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Sep 5, 2012 2:22 AM (UTC)

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That's my mom's hand picking up some lemons

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User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Jan 15, 2018 12:33 AM (UTC)

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If you saw my Insta Stories yesterday (or click on SMBS highlight 🔝) you can see that I started a new Facebook Group.
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What is this group about? It’s a specific blogging support group. Where we can grow together by supporting each other, learn the ins and outs of blogging and have a sense of camaraderie as single moms.👩🏻‍💻
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Who is this group for? For all single moms out there who wants to grow together. It is open to newbie bloggers or seasoned bloggers. All types of niche are welcome. Don’t have any niche? We can discuss it together!
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Why should you join? Because I believe when single moms support one another, incredible things happen!
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So head over to Facebook and search for us: Single Moms Blogging Support and join us or click on the link in my profile. See you there! 👯‍♀️
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Jan 13, 2018 1:16 AM (UTC)

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Hello friends!🙋🏻‍♀️
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Since I have some new followers here, I thought I’d introduce myself so you could get to know me better.
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My name is Maureen and I live in Jakarta, Indonesia. Been blogging for around 14 years now - ok, that makes me feel old but I’m proud of it! Hah! My niche has evolved throughout those years and now I’m a lifestyle and travel blogger.
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I have a son who is 11 years old going on 30! Been a single mom for over 7 years now and I started the first support group @singlemomsindonesia specialized for Single Moms in Indonesia almost 4 years ago. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am engaged to an amazing man and we’ve been together for 4 years now but my passion to inspire my fellow single mamas is huge!
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Some fun facts about me:
▪️I have an American accent (lived in the States for almost 4 years but the accent has been there since as long as I could remember! Thank you Beverly Hills 90210! 😅Comment if you’re old enough to remember the original series!)🇺🇸
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▪️I am artistic but sucks at crafty things! Go figure!✂️ 🚫
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▪️I love the beach - hello, where’s my fellow Pisces? 🐠
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▪️I will be 40 next year and I couldn’t be more excited about it 💃🏻
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▪️My fiancé and I met online and I flew to Melbourne to see him for 3 days a few months later! Even the immigration officer thinks I’m nuts to fly all the way only to stay for 3 days but it was the best 3 days ever!😅
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▪️I have 2 younger brothers who look nothing like me! People think they’re white!
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Brownie points if you read all of these! Thank you for following me here! Tell me more about you too in the comment.❤️
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Jan 10, 2018 11:36 PM (UTC)
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Need a mini getaway to rest and relax after your hectic holiday season?
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@villaairbali have an awesome deal for you up for grabs. Details on my blog www.scoopsofjoy.com
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Jan 9, 2018 12:47 AM (UTC)
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From the moment you step foot into @spaairbali you can truly feel the relaxing ambiance.
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No, actually the whole property of @villaairbali feels like you step into a peaceful sanctuary where you leave all your troubles behind and you could just relax.
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Just typing and posting this makes me want to return there soon! They’re having a special promotion for you, yes you! How awesome is that!
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Read my blog to find the details and experience the amazing stay with Villa Air Bali yourself!
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Jan 8, 2018 1:23 AM (UTC)
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Have you read my review of @villaairbali Spa the amazing @spaairbali?
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Head over to my blog www.scoopsofjoy.com to read it!
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Jan 6, 2018 12:16 AM (UTC)

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Last year I didn’t get to travel as much I was hoping for. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So this year I am hoping to travel more, hopefully exploring more beautiful parts of Indonesia.🇲🇨
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My Indonesia bucket list is:
❤️ Ambon
❤️ Sumba
❤️ Belitung
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Overseas bucket list:
❤️ Port Douglas, Australia 🇦🇺 where my guy is
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What about you? What’s on your travel bucket list this year?
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Jan 4, 2018 1:02 AM (UTC)

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My physical health hasn’t been that great for the past couple of years. I went from overweight to weight loss just to put them back on again after my back injury.
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I am back on it now but with a completely different outlooks. It is no longer about being skinny. It is about doing what my body is capable of while maintaining a positive outlook.
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Understanding the core reasons why my body needed to packed on the weights is key and I am determined to work on those blocks this year.
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Here’s to a healthier version of ourselves this year from the inside out!
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Jan 3, 2018 11:09 AM (UTC)

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Those thoughts, swimming, swirling in the back of your mind...write them
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Those feelings, unraveling, pushing you to give them voices...write them
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Those fears, edging you towards freedom of releasing...write them
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Then maybe, just maybe you’ll gain clarity and bring you sense of comforts in knowing you are NOT alone!
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Then maybe one day, someone will tell you that your journey has inspired them.
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Jan 1, 2018 3:03 AM (UTC)

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"May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire." - D. Simone
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Happy New Year!
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Jan 1, 2018 3:01 AM (UTC)

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Wishing you a fabulous 2018!
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Jan 1, 2018 3:00 AM (UTC)

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Happy New Year, people! 🎉🎉🎉
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Dec 31, 2017 12:00 AM (UTC)
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My New Year wishes for you, dear friends...
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“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” - Neil Gaiman
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Also, may you recognize and honor the lights you carry within you and let them shines brightly ❤️
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Dec 30, 2017 12:52 AM (UTC)
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2017 will soon come to an end...
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As looked back and reflect on this year, I noticed huge growth in my life. Many times this year I was pushed to step way outside of my comfort zone. That is growing even when it feels uncomfortable at times but I am grateful that the universe has been guiding me and giving me opportunities to step into new experiences.
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I was ‘forced’ to honor myself so much this year in ways that I would never do in the past. Recognizing my true calling, my passions, my worth and being ‘forced’ to take actions to follow them hasn’t been easy but my God, they made me feel alive more than I ever felt!
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This year hasn’t always been a smooth sailing one...there were tears and heartaches then griefs but I know these are all human experience. It is life. I learned how love from my families are so strong in times of trouble and I am truly blessed to have them. I learned to love better. I learned to stand in my own power and stop taking any shits from others. Friendships that grew stronger amidst chaos and rumbles.
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This year also pushed me to dig deeper into my own feelings, breaking the old stories and beliefs I carried with me for years and gives me a chance to build new stories. New chapters.
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For that, I am grateful. Thank you 2017 for pushing me to step boldly and bravely into my own and allowing me to grow. Thank you 2017!
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What are you grateful for this year? What’s your biggest lessons ?
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Dec 29, 2017 12:50 AM (UTC)
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Lahir dari orangtua berdarah Ambon + Manado di Makassar, besar di kota kecil bernama Soroako di Sulawesi Selatan lalu menghabiskan beberapa tahun di Sangatta, pedalaman Kalimantan Timur membuat saya selalu bingung kalau ada yang nanya “Mbak Maureen aslinya mana?” Seringnya saya jawab “Asli Indonesia.” atau jawaban template andalan “Saya anak seribu pulau.”
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Bersyukur luar biasa karena dulu orangtua bekerja dan tinggal di bagian Indonesia yang termasuk terpencil. Kenapa? Karena saya jadi terbiasa dengan traveling. Terpapar juga dengan budaya yang berbeda dan beragam.
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Coba di negara mana lagi ada ratusan (mungkin ribuan?) bahasa tradisional? Bukan cuma bangga dengan keragaman budaya, indahnya negeri ini, saya juga bangga dengan nilai-nilai milik leluhur yang diwariskan karena sebenarnya banyak banget ajaran untuk cinta dengan sesama juga dengan lingkungan.
Kekayaan budaya Indonesia ini luar biasa kan?
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Pokoknya, saya bangga banget sama Indonesia! Hari ini yuk, berbagi apa sih yang bikin kamu bangga dengan Indonesia? Repost juga boleh lho jangan lupa tagar #KitaIndonesia
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Dec 27, 2017 1:54 AM (UTC)
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I hope you had a lovely Christmas with your loved ones...
If this Christmas is one that brought you sadness and griefs...
Please know that it is OK to feel that way too...
Please know that I understand...
Please know that you are not alone...
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Sending you love and light
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Dec 24, 2017 1:28 AM (UTC)
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Walk with me...
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Walk with me…we’ll figure out where we’re going later.
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Dec 22, 2017 3:41 AM (UTC)
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Who wouldn’t love to be ‘stranded’ here?!
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Seriously tho, we had an amazing time at @padmaubud despite the airport being shut down last month due to the Mount Agung situation.
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Read more about it on their blog padmaresortubud.com/blog
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Dec 21, 2017 12:37 AM (UTC)
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The super cozy master bedroom at @villaairbali 😍
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Have you read my review post yet? If not, pop over to www.scoopsofjoy.com
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Dec 19, 2017 1:14 AM (UTC)
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One of the things that grabbed my attention in the master bedroom of @villaairbali is this Tree of Life decoration.
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Tree of life. As a symbol of growth and strength. A young tree starts out with shallow roots that strengthen and grow deeper over time. Branches start as small buds and stretch upwards, reaching for the sun and sky. Just like this tree, we as a person will grow stronger over time and strives for greater knowledge and new experiences. Through storms and different weathers.
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Read the full review of Villa Air Bali on my blog: www.scoopsofjoy.com
User Image scoopsofjoy Posted: Dec 11, 2017 12:10 AM (UTC)
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Beautiful twin beds in the second room of @villaairbali is perfect if you are traveling with your kids.
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Equipped with a huge tub, rain shower, a flat screen TV...your little ones will love this room for sure!
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Full review of our stay at Villa Air Bali is up on the blog. www.scoopsofjoy.com